Attacking Obama From the Twilight Zone

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices – to be found only in the minds of men.

For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own. -Rod Serling, “The Monsters Are Due On Elm Street”

Digby writes:

It’s Out There.

Dave Niewert does a nice job taking down the latest Obama smear from bottom feeder Floyd Brown. I notice that one of his commenters observes that they “no longer care if they have any credibility.”

I think it’s important to remember that they don’t care about “credibility” at least the way we think of it. This is about the death by a thousand cuts, not any particular story. They start with a few tales that acclimate people to the idea that the Democrat has something to hide. He’s not being forthcoming. Something’s not quite right. Over time it creates a general sense of discomfort with the person, eventually even on the part of those who know it isn’t true. (They resent the victim for making them have to deal with these things. It’s exhausting.)

It’s all they got.

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